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Buyers line up to purchase cannabis products at Theory Wellness on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in South Portland, Maine. Friday is the first day of legal marijuana sales for adult recreational use in the state. (AP Photo/David Sharp)

Lawsuit filed over Maine marijuana retail licenses

Oct. 21, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two small Maine-based marijuana businesses are suing the agency that oversees recreational marijuana operations, arguing state licenses were illegally awarded to out-of-state owners. State law requires owners of marijuana operations to live in Maine and to have filed state income...

Police chief accused of domestic assault submits resignation

Oct. 11, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A police chief accused of choking a woman with whom he’d had an affair has resigned. Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Ryan Reardon submitted a one-sentence resignation letter Friday, but did not specify his reasons for quitting. Reardon was arrested last month on charges of...

Hiker dies after 50-foot fall, cold night on Katahdin

Oct. 8, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A 74-year-old hiker who fell 50 feet after getting lost on a Mount Katahdin trail and spent a cold night waiting for rescuers died later at a hospital, his son said Thursday. Donald MacGillis, a former editor for The Berkshire Eagle and Boston Globe. was in critical condition when...

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Waterville, Maine. Collins, who is seeking re-election, visited businesses on a campaign swing through downtown Waterville. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Collins: Maskless Trump set a poor example at White House

Oct. 6, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Tuesday she was “shocked” to see President Donald Trump discharged from the hospital so soon, and said Trump set a poor example by appearing at the White House without a mask. “When I saw him on the balcony of the White House,...

12-year-old struck by shotgun pellets in Washington County

Oct. 6, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

DEVERAUX TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized after being hit by shotgun pellets from a hunter over the weekend in Washington County, wardens said. The boy's father was shooting at a grouse and some of the pellets hit his son, WABI-TV reported. The boy was transported to Northern Light...

NY man convicted of killing woman, leaving body on roadside

Oct. 5, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A New Yorker accused of shooting a woman and leaving her body alongside a road because she'd insulted the mother of his children was convicted of murder on Monday. Carine Reeves, 40, was the first person to stand trial for murder in Maine since courts were closed because of the...

Pandemic expected to cost Maine's hospitality industry $1B

Oct. 5, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine hotels, restaurants and bars will lose $1 billion in direct taxable revenue in 2020 compared to last year because of the pandemic, an industry report says. The University of Maine study commissioned by the industry group HospitalityMaine finds that hospitality industry is...

Driver dies in I-95 crash during rainstorm

Oct. 3, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

SIDNEY, Maine (AP) — An 18-year-old driver has died in a crash in a rainstorm on Interstate 95 in Sidney, Maine State Police said. Witnesses said the sport utility vehicle driven by Nicholas Caron, of Bangor, was traveling north on Friday when it went off the road into a grassy median and side-swiped a...

Maintenance worker Mike Duval moves lumber inside the Dairy Barn at the Fryeburg Fair, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Fryeburg, Maine. The state's largest agricultural fair was forced to cancel this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Some of Maine's farm fairs try to salvage season online

Oct. 3, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Summer and fall in Maine are normally a time of pig races, demolitions derbies and piles of fried food at the state's agriculture fairs. This year, the coronavirus pandemic interrupted that, as all 26 fairs canceled. That includes fairs ranging from the Bangor State Fair, which...

Former diplomat honored for bravery in Republic of Congo

Oct. 1, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The State Department is honoring a former diplomat for bravery when fighting broke out in the capital of the Republic of Congo during a civil war. William Rowland, who retired in July after 25 years as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, is being recognized with a Hero of U.S....